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#1 posted 12-11-2012 08:31 PM

Every state has to give a test but they get to make up their own. Maine has such a tough one that they’ve had to modify it three times just to make it fair enough so they can get an accurate reading. I was a science teacher. I happen to know that the one from SC is so poorly done it was posted in our teacher’s room as a joke. Some of the questions were so incorrectly asked they were funny. Some had multiple possible answers. Maine also tests all students. Many states eliminate those with learning disabilities. Some states also have a fill in the dots test. Other states, at great correcting expense, have some essay questions. Fill in the dot tests eliminate those students who can’t write well. I will tell you that if you ask any teacher, nobody is getting it right with these tests. It’s just stuff left from NCLB (no child left behind).

We do know that some states give easier tests so the governors can boast good test scores. What should be paid attention to is the year over year improvement.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.


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